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Dominique Crenn’s Bar Crenn Will Pay Homage to the Top Chefs of France

It opens February 20 Bar Crenn, the long-awaited spinoff from chef Dominique Crenn, will open on February 20. The concept, which is adjacent to Crenn’s two-Michelin-starred Atelier Crenn was announced just over a year [Read entire story]

Duchess Closes in Rockridge After One-Year Reign

It shuttered for the holidays and won’t be reopening Casual bar and restaurant Duchess, which opened in December 2016 to serve all-day pub fare to Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood, has closed. Owners Caroline Conner [Read entire story]

SoMa’s Kinky Cafe Wicked Grounds Announces Closure

A blow to the local kink community Wicked Grounds, a combination cafe, fetish boutique, and kink community hub at 289 8th Street in SoMa, has closed. A note posted on Wicked Grounds’ website revealed that the cafe’s [Read entire story]

Four Barrel Coffee Founder Leaves Company Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Jeremy Tooker has stepped down as CEO and will divest from Four Barrel Responding to allegations from eight former Four Barrel Coffee employees that founder Jeremey Tooker sexually harassed or assaulted them, as detailed [Read entire story]

Michael Chiarello Is Still Hitting the Festival Circuit Despite Past Allegations

He’ll appear at the SOBE Food and Wine Festival, hosted by Food Network Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello is back in the spotlight once more, two years after he was accused of sexual harassment and wage theft by two [Read entire story]

More Details on Tartine Bakery’s Korean Expansion Plans

Multiple locations will open in the next 12-18 months Earlier this week, Eater reported that Tartine Bakery would open its first overseas location in Seoul Korea. Now comes news that that location won’t be going solo [Read entire story]

Former Four Barrel Coffee Employees Sue Founder, Allege Sexual Harassment and Assault

Eight women accuse Jeremy Tooker of harassment and assault in a discrimination lawsuit Former employees of popular coffee shop and roaster Four Barrel Coffee filed a lawsuit today alleging that company founder Jeremy [Read entire story]

Halal Guys Berkeley Opens for Urgent White Sauce Delivery Needs

The long-awaited location has nearly arrived A Berkeley location of the popular New York-founded gyro, chicken, and falafel street food chain Halal Guys is open in Berkeley — though, as with the San Francisco location [Read entire story]

Grand Lake Kitchen is Opening a Second Location

Plus a new brewery at Jack London and a revamped menu at Mosto More Grand Lake Kitchen brunch for Oakland Grand Lake Kitchen, an Oakland deli, grocery, and restaurant with a beloved brunch, will be doing it again in the [Read entire story]

A Shiny New Cooking School and Pop-Up Space Opens in the Mission

The Civic Kitchen is now in session Mission Street passersby will be forgiven for confusing The Civic Kitchen, a new cooking school and pop-up venue that’s open for classes this month, with some sort of hip bookstore. [Read entire story]

Juhu Beach Club to Close After Service on Saturday

The restaurant has been sold to new tenants Last fall chef Preeti Mistry and partner Ann Nadeau announced that they had decided to sell Juhu Beach Club, their five-year-old Temescal restaurant. Now, it’s actually [Read entire story]

Locol Joins With Whole Foods for Next Location

A Locol at Whole Foods in San Jose Self-described “revolutionary fast food” restaurant Locol from celebrity chef/restaurateurs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson is partnering with Whole Foods Market to bring its [Read entire story]

4 Things to Know About Raw Water, Silicon Valley’s New Fad Beverage

Other than not to drink it yourself According to a recent New York Times trend-watching article, at least some rich, gullible health nuts in the San Francisco Bay Area are purchasing and consuming “raw,” untreated [Read entire story]

Get Banh Mi Cubanos from a Top Chef Contestant

Media Noche’s chef’s cubano benefits Quentin Cooks this month “E-14 Banh Mi” at Media Noche Every month at Cuban-style fast-casual restaurant Media Noche, a different chef is putting their own spin on traditional [Read entire story]

Korean Fried Chicken Powerhouse Bonchon Opens in Berkeley

Drumroll, please New York-based Korean fried chicken chain Bonchon has swooped into Berkeley with its signature wings and more. The coming of the casual, buzz-worthy restaurant was announced in March, and it quietly [Read entire story]

‘Aina Ended 2017 With Three Bauer Stars

Also: Wahlburgers didn’t translate well to Silicon Valley As Quoted Eater SF critic Rachel Levin pulled a daylong New Year’s cleanse at As Quoted, Presidio Heights’ wholesome all-day café, and left feeling [Read entire story]

In-N-Out Has Hot Cocoa, and It’s Free for Kids on Rainy Days

The first menu addition in 15 years is not very Californian In-N-Out-loving Californians might not need a hot beverage as much as their cold-weather counterparts, but whatever, the Irvine-based burger chain just added [Read entire story]

Marugame Udon Brings Authentic Japanese Noodle Experience to San Francisco

Quick bowls of fresh udon, tempura, and rice balls that won’t break the bank San Francisco has an exciting new udon restaurant in town, and it’s not in Japantown: it’s in the mall. Marugame Udon discreetly opened [Read entire story]

Sliver Pizzeria, a Slice of Cheese Board, Has Closed in Berkeley

With hopes to relocate Sliver Pizzeria (2132 Center Street) has closed after five years in Downtown Berkeley. The last day for pizza, always served with an extra baby slice included, was December 29. According to a [Read entire story]

SF Blessed With First Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Location

Hot Light’s On Krispy Kreme sacrament bestowed on city The first and only Krispy Kreme Doughnuts franchise location in San Francisco is now open, and local school fundraisers will never be the same. The North-Carolina [Read entire story]